LA///SNEEK PEEK: NASTY NECK FACE AT NEW IMAGE ART…

August 15, 2008  |  art, LA, News, Sneek Peek, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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"Ass, gas, or grass, no one rides for free" in Nasty Neck's clown car... 

The inimitable art gremlin and nonstop tagging phenomenon known as NECK FACE is back in Cali and hard at work hanging his show of new work at West Hollywood's NEW IMAGE ART gallery. Aptly titled "Cannibal Carnival," and set to open this Saturday, August 16, the show of new paintings and other grisly surprises represents the young demon's best work yet, and we're especially happy with his new "evil clown" theme. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NYC///MEDIA MAGIC///”BE KANYE”…

August 5, 2008  |  News, NYC, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Instant Yeezy, just add water... 

Supertouch homie KANYE WEST makes for an interesting if not motivational traveling companion on the subway tracks of NYC...

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SK8 THING///HAND OF GOD///DANNY WAY GOES TO HEAVEN…

August 5, 2008  |  News, SK8 THING, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

The only redeeming aspect of the culture killer that is X GAMES is the annual appearance of Icarus himself, aka: DANNY WAY. This year was no exception. "Balls of steel" begins to describe this drop in...

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SK8 THING///THE GENIUS OF RODNEY MULLEN…

August 4, 2008  |  Bloodsport, SK8 THING, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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With the corporate youth culture marketing exercise known as X GAMES upon us, we thought it was the right time to take a look back at some highlights from the career of a man whose futuristic style wrote the book for what would be known as street skating in the 21st century: one RODNEY MULLEN. Back in '84 what he did on a shapeless band-aid board was called "freestyle" and his tech-obsessed, kickflip powered riding was awe-inspiring but relegated to the ranks of sideshow acts like Primo & Diane and his signature Powell Peralta deck was the company’s worst selling model. In hindsight, he was a good 20+ years ahead of his time. We still don't even understand half of what we're watching here:

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NEWS///STUPID HUMANS///INVENTOR UNVEILS $100K JET PACK…

July 31, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Death Trip, News, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

The biggest complaint we've got about life in the 21st century, aka: "The Future," is the near-total lack of the really cool inventions Pop Culture has been promising us for the last 50 years. Yeah iPhones are kinda cool, but you still can't do a video or hologram chat on one (WTF Steve Jobs?!?), laptop computers have just created a race of modern information slaves, and anyone found traveling by Segway is pretty much guaranteed (or at the very least, deserves) a severe beat down (especially the fat lazy cops who ride em). We want our flying cars, time machines, and jet packs now! And while you can pretty much file the flying car and time machine ideas in the "never" category, this week inventor GLENN MARTIN unveiled the first fully functional consumer-grade jet pack in the futuristic town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin proving that some semblance of a Jetson-ian future might not be too far off. Demonstrating the pack in the video here was the inventor's 16-year-old son (after all, you can always make more kids, right?) who was prevented by spotters from taking to full flight in public until more test flights have been completed. Designed to fly an average-sized pilot 30 miles in 30 minutes on a 5-gallon tank of gas, the MARTIN JET PACK can be had for a measly $100,000 Earth dollars, and since it is designed to conform to the FAA's definition of an ultralight vehicle—which weighs less than 254 pounds and carries only one passenger—a pilot's license won't be required for users. No word yet on when the death machine will go on sale but we've got a short list of "friends" we'd love to gift them to...

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WTF FILES?!?///A SECRET SHAME…

July 31, 2008  |  Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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NYC///STREET LIFE///JUDITH SUPINE’S EAST RIVER ART ATTACK…

July 28, 2008  |  art, Art Stunts, Graffiti, News, NYC, Street Art, Weird Shit, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Mr Supine's free art floatie steers away from New Jersey...

NYC's (well, Brooklyn, actually) chartreuse-loving street anonymous art phantom JUDITH SUPINE has reprised his last summer's attack on the vaguely toxic East River by sending yet another color-screaming art floatie out to sea this weekend. No word yet as to whose hands the diving beauties ultimately ended up in, but one thing's for sure, it'll probably turn up in some high-end street art auction sooner than later. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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ALASKA///ROAD TRIPPIN///DR ROMANELLI LOST IN THE GREAT WIDE OPEN, DAY III…

July 25, 2008  |  Alaska, Art & Commerce, Dr Romanelli, Road Trippin, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Buried deep in the great white north to photograph his upcoming new collaborative collection with SF-based sneaker spot HUF (more on that soon), Supertouch’s own DARREN “DR” ROMANELLI (with legendary artist & taxidermy addict NATHAN "NACHOS CABRONES" CABRERA in tow) has now piloted a helicopter to a remote Alaskan dog sledding village where the pair—particularly señor Cabrones—look and smell a lot like dinner to the local inhabitants. Will they make it out alive? Will the duo crash & burn in a two seater helicopter that looks more like a remote control toy than a gasoline powered vehicle? Will Romanelli come back planning a thermal underwear streetwear line? Only time will tell. Stay tuned loyal readers. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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PHILIPPINES///LAST LOOK///AN EYEFUL OF LOUIE CORDERO’S “ABSOLUTE HORROR”…

July 24, 2008  |  art, Cool Shit, Last Look, News, Philippines, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Oh, the voluptuous horror of Louie Cordero. This is actually a self-portrait...

One of our favorite upcoming artists, LOUIE CORDERO calls the Philippines home, where he’s recently mounted his most ambitious solo show to date, “Absolute Horror,” (until July 27th) at MO SPACE in Bonifacio Global City. Deeply influenced by the flatness and graphic style of local self-taught painters in his country and the pervasive influence and iconography of Western trash culture—particularly B-movies, heavy metal, Garbage Pail Kids, and pulp horror—on society (particularly adolescent minds) Cordero has paid tribute to both in his latest series of inspired paintings and sculptures. Of particular interest is the large-scale statue of rotten-faced twin zombie boys and Cordero’s paintings that bisect (and use as stands) life-sized sculptures of young Beavis & Butthead-type boys lying on their backs on the gallery floor, making it one of the most fun shows of the summer. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NYC///NEWS///ESPO WANTS TO WATERBOARD YOUR LAWYER…

July 24, 2008  |  Art Stunts, News, NYC, Politiks, Torture, Uncategorized, Weird Shit, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Espo takes to the streets to enlist some willing waterboard soldiers...

Since Guantanamo Bay isn't technically accepting any new prisoners, our man ESPO aka: STEVE POWERS is ready to set up a little WATERBOARDING torture experiment—in conjunction with NYC-based arts organization CREATIVE TIME—of his own and he needs you or your lawyer to sign up now. READ ON: Read More

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